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Green Bean–Tomato Salad with Herbs
© Quentin Bacon

Green Bean-Tomato Salad with Herbs

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 10
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

Salade Niçoise is one of the great summer dishes of Southern France. It's the centerpiece of a party that's all about sunny Mediterranean style, from the wine to the plates to the tea towels.

  1. 2 pounds green beans
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  3. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  4. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
  7. 1 tablespoon snipped chives
  8. 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves
  9. 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until they are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the green beans under cold water until they are chilled; pat the green beans dry.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the mustard with the vinegar. Gradually whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the green beans, tarragon, chives and thyme and toss to coat. Add the tomatoes, toss gently and serve.
Make Ahead The salad can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours. Notes A Niçoise salad isn't complete without the traditional accompaniments: mixed olives, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs and steamed potatoes tossed with olive oil and fresh herbs. Serve With Grilled Niçoise Tuna Steaks.

Suggested Pairing

The French Riviera is famous for fragrant, light-bodied, dry rosés made from Carignane, Cinsaut, Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes. Look for one with crisp acidity and fresh berry flavors to serve with this dish.

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